Archaeology of Modern Ireland (Skibbereen)

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Location: Skibbereen, IE

Season: May 24, 2020 to June 27, 2020

Session Dates: May 24 - June 27, 2020

Application Deadline: March 1, 2020

Deadline Type: Exact Date


Program Type:
Field School

RPA Certified:

University of Maryland

Project Director:
Stephen Brighton

Project Description:

​The Archaeology of Modern Ireland Field School explores the material history of the Irish Diaspora in and around Skibbereen, County Cork, an area that is infamous as a metaphor for the impacts and horrific sufferings of the Great Starvation. Through archaeological investigations, archival research, and interviews with local historians of the Skibbereen Heritage Center and members of the local community, students will receive extensive and intensive experience learning about the Irish Diaspora, socio-cultural change in Ireland over time, and the experience of Irish immigrants internationally.

Period(s) of Occupation: Historical Archaeology, nineteenth-twentieth centuries

Project Size: 1-24 participants

Experience Required: none

Room and Board Arrangements:
You will stay in shared accomodations in Skibbereen in a rental house with a full kitchen and living/common room. The housing site is within safe walking distance to the town center. Cost includes housing, food is on your own. There are several grocery stores and restaurants within safe walking distance.

Academic Credit:
6 credits offered by University of Maryland, College Park. Program fees, including tuition and international health insurance, is $4,100.

Contact Information:

Stephen Brighton

1111 Woods Hall

College Park




Phone: 301-405-3700

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